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When To Choose Injection Molding Manufacturing

When To Choose Injection Molding Manufacturing

Injection molding: one of the most important manufacturing processes It may sound hyperbolic to state that injection molding is one of the most important manufacturing processes, without which the daily lives of people in industrialized countries would be completely...

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How is a rapid injection mold made?

How is a rapid injection mold made?

We are frequently asked how we manufacture injection molds, and more specifically how do we do it so quickly. To answer this, it helps to put our services into context. The cost and time required to produce traditional high-volume production injection mold tooling are...

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How to Eliminate Knit Lines In Injection Molding

How to Eliminate Knit Lines In Injection Molding

Knit lines are formed when two or more plastic flow fronts collide and solidify or "knit" together during the molding process. Overall, injection molding is a relatively simple process. A thermoplastic resin is heated to its melting point and injected into the cavity...

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Lifetime Mold Guarantee | Xcentric | Since 1996

Lifetime Mold Guarantee | Xcentric | Since 1996

We often get asked about our Lifetime Mold Guarantee.  What is it?  How does it work? Xcentric offers a Lifetime Mold Guarantee at no extra cost to you for the life of your project. We stand behind every mold we build and run. Features and benefits of the Lifetime...

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Submitting 3D CAD files for Rapid Manufacturing

Submitting 3D CAD files for Rapid Manufacturing

If you design parts for plastic injection molding, you are already familiar with 3D CAD software used in the design process. Depending upon the CAD program and supporting software, very precise, complex parts or products can be designed from them. Each CAD vendor has...

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Rapid Molding vs. Traditional | Digital Manufacturing

Rapid Molding vs. Traditional | Digital Manufacturing

The Difference Between Traditional and Rapid Molding By Leslie Langnau, Design World  Rapid molding is a key player as the “digitization” of nearly every process to make products continues. The latest industry to experience this shift is molding. Here’s a look at how...

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Plastic Molding Processes: Know The Basics

Plastic Molding Processes: Know The Basics

4 Plastic Molding Processes We are frequently asked about different plastic molding processes and how each effect the process of part design and production. In this post we explain the basics of 4 plastic molding processes: plastic injection molding, blow molding,...

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What is Digital Manufacturing?

What is Digital Manufacturing?

This content has been updated. Please visit the new post about digital manufacutring. What is digital manufacturing? Rapid or digital manufacturing is a natural progression from traditional manufacturing. The capabilities afforded by digitization, automation and data...

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Wall Thickness Guide For Plastic Part Design

Wall Thickness Guide For Plastic Part Design

Wall Thickness Guide For Plastic Part Desgns Our wall thickness guide will come in handy when you're designing plastic parts for the injection molding process. Regardless of industry or application, designing plastic parts can be a challenge. Investing time early in...

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Use Ribs to Strengthen Plastic Injection-Molded Parts

Use Ribs to Strengthen Plastic Injection-Molded Parts

Designing Plastic Parts For Injection Molding? Ribs Can Help Add Support And Strength. Ribs are a feature in plastic injection molded parts. They are thin extensions that run perpendicular from a wall or plane.  They are commonly used to provide additional support and...

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